Home Fires is a British period television drama about the life of Women’s Institute members on the Home Front during the Second World War.
Set in a rural Cheshire community called Great Paxford, the series is produced by ITV, and launched its first series in May 2015. The first series is set between September 1939 and early 1940.
Frances decides she will not come into the shelter during an air raid, leaving Sarah with a difficult decision. Pat’s abusive husband is back in town, but she feels torn as she grows closer to the soldier Marek. Laura faces scandal after the divorce becomes public and her reputation begins to crumble. Alison begins her work with police. Meanwhile, Will begins radiation treatment for his cancer, supported by his daughter, Kate. Frances must come to terms with the death of her husband, while Alison uncovers a shocking revelation about Peter upon analysing his will. Laura’s friendship with Tom is tested due to intervention from Mrs Talbot, whilst Jenny comes to blows with Laura and makes plans for her future. Joyce returns and offers some unexpected comfort to Frances, saying that her husband was a gentlemen. Frances discovers a terrible secret hidden by her husband: Pete was having an affair with the company accountant, Helen.
Home Fires Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 10 April 2016.
- Running Time: 44-46 minutes.
- Rating: 12.
- Country: UK.
- Language: English.